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Old 05-22-2019, 04:36 PM
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Lucky you, you went back again. Id love to go back again!
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:03 PM
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Supposedly, I am going back in 5 years. If I am still on the right side of the grass.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:55 AM
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So My friend and I are exploring this private, rocky beach and we come upon this greasy looking stuff. About 10 lbs of it so we both figured it was Ambergris. Ambergris comes out of sperm whales and the whales use it to cover squid beaks so they don't cut them when they poop. (ouch )

The stuff is worth literally more than gold and is used in the perfume industry. I guess if you want to attract whales but I am guessing. Something like $63,000.00 a pound and we had about 10 lbs. So that may be worth $630,000.00.

I started thinking how many copperband butterflies (and Supermodels) I could buy with that and my face was hurting from my smiling. Then we researched further. It said, if you heat up a needle and stick it in ambergris and it makes white smoke and exudes a weird smell, it may be ambergris. So we got a needle and heated it up. Yep, white smoke and it smelled like melted grease.

Unfortunately, it turned out to be melted grease. I don't know how such a big blob of it ended up high on a rock on this pristine beach, but I am not a bazillionaire.



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Old 05-24-2019, 11:50 AM
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How much did this trip cost
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:58 AM
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My Daughter paid for the place for my wife and I along with our best friends. I just had to pay for the food, drinks and airfare so it only cost me a couple of grand.
I think the place is about $2,500.00 a day.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:39 PM
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This was our car. Thats our Daughter in the back


Here she is flying


My main squeeze and I in the puddle jumper.


In one of our private infinity pools.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:35 PM
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This guy was there. The other fish stayed away because he is an Ich magnet.


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